- 30 Nov 2009:South Korea expects exports in 2010 to grow 12.9% from this year on a global economic recovery and imports to rise 21.5%, producing an estimated US$20 billion trade surplus, the government said.
- Japan's central bank has said it was watching currency movements "with great concern" as the yen traded at a 14-year-high against the dollar. The surging yen could set back a recovery from Japan's worst post-war recession because it makes the country's exports less competitive.
- 16 Nov 2009:Figures released by the Japanese government show that the country's economy has grown for a second successive quarter.
- 11 Nov 2009:China's National Bureau of Statistics says the country's latest economic data shows it is well on track to meet its target of 8% growth this year. The statisticians also see evidence in the data that Chinese consumers are starting to make more of a contribution to economic growth here.
- 10 Nov 2009:Exports hit a one-year high of US$19.8 billion in October 2009, as a recovery in the world's economy boosted demand for Taiwanese-made electronics, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Finance.
- 26 Oct 2009:In January, China's exports to its Southeast Asia neighbors counted for around one third of that to the EU. Eight months later, China's exports to Asean countries had grown to the equivalent of about half of exports to the EU.
- Gross domestic product during the July-September period expanded 2.9% from the second quarter, according to the Bank of Korea. That was the most rapid pace since the first quarter of 2002.
- 23 Oct 2009:The International Monetary Fund has warned Asian nations not to withdraw their stimulus spending too soon.
- 22 Oct 2009:The Obama administration has made increasing US exports a key part of its strategy to reduce unemployment and is moving on several fronts to do that, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has said.
- Japan's exports fell by the smallest margin in 10 months in September, showing a deep slump in the world's second-largest economy may be easing.
- 13 Oct 2009:South Korea must diversify its export markets in order to achieve a sustainable expansion of overseas shipments and prepare for the possibility of another global economic crisis, according to a government report.
- 25 Sep 2009:Japan's export recovery slowed in August, pointing to slower growth in production and fuelling concern that the economy may lose momentum as the impact of stimulus spending around the world fades.
- 21 Sep 2009:South Korean exports in September 2009 will probably post their best performance in almost a year and confidence among its exporters has surged to the strongest in almost six years.
- 18 Sep 2009:Singapore and Thailand have reported steady improvement in August export figures as signs of a gradual global recovery began to emerge.
- 17 Sep 2009:Yukio Hatoyama on September 16 took office as prime minister and named a cabinet, promising to bring change to the country mired in stagnation after a half-century of virtually uninterrupted, one-party rule.
- 11 Sep 2009:The South Korean won against the dollar strengthened to a one-month high of 1220.50 in early Asian deals on September 11. On the upside, 1218.3 is seen as the next target level for the Korean currency.
- Recent signs that recession has ended in some major economies, including China's major trading partner Japan, suggest that exports may pick up again.
- 1 Sep 2009:South Korea's exports fell for a tenth consecutive month as global demand for the nation's automobiles, mobile phones, textiles and steel faltered.
- 28 Aug 2009:Japan's unemployment rate rose to a record 5.7% in July in figures released just days before a general election.
- 25 Aug 2009:Chinese exports narrowly edged ahead of those from Germany in the first six months of 2009, in a fresh sign that Germany's status as the world's leading exporter is at risk.
- 21 Aug 2009:Indonesia has proved to be less exposed to the global recession than many of its neighbours, and its economy expanded by 4.2% on year in the first half of 2009.
- 19 Aug 2009:Countries must rebalance their economies to make it sustainable, IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard commented. Economies dominated by consumption - such as the US - would have to focus more on exports, while Asia turned more to imports.
- 18 Aug 2009:The big bounce¡XGDP plunged by at over 10% (annualized) in the previous two quarters¡Xowes much to stimulus packages in Japan and around the world.
- 11 Aug 2009:China's exports and new loans tumbled in July and industrial output rose less than estimates, underscoring government concern that the economy is yet to establish a solid recovery.
- Singapore revised slightly higher its economic growth in the second quarter, but warned US consumption must pick up to sustain the recovery.
- 10 Aug 2009:China will maintain its current macroeconomic policy stance aimed at bolstering domestic spending as the nation continues to experience fallout from the global recession, Premier Wen Jiabao said.
- German exports rose 7% in June, the fastest pace in nearly three years, in the latest sign of recovery in Europe's biggest economy, official figures show.
- 29 Jul 2009:The presidents of Taiwan and China exchanged direct messages Monday for the first time since the two sides split 60 years ago ¡X the latest sign of their warming relations.
- 24 Jul 2009:The slide in Japan's exports slowed in June in a sign government stimulus spending around the world may be propping up demand.
- 20 Jul 2009:The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that Taiwan's real GDP will contract by 6.5% in 2009. The poor economic and financial environment abroad will continue to undermine Taiwan's growth prospects in 2010, when the economy is forecast to expand by just 0.6%.
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- 13 Jul 2009:China has been a champ exporter, but the country's growth depends on developing other avenues of business too.
- 10 Jul 2009:The US trade deficit fell to the lowest level in more than nine years in May as exports posted a small gain while the weak American economy pushed imports down for a 10th consecutive month.
- 8 Jul 2009:China could be an unexpected laggard to any global recovery, with its economy set to remain sluggish after a long run of bubble-like investment in factories and other fixed assets wears off, some analysts say.
- 1 Jul 2009:China's manufacturing expanded for a fourth month as a 4 trillion yuan (US$585 billion) stimulus plan and record bank lending revive the world's third-largest economy.
- When it comes to economic performance, it's hard to believe that impoverished North Korea could do better than its affluent capitalist neighbor to the south. South Korea's economy is known for its exports of Hyundai cars, LG phones and Samsung semiconductors. Meanwhile, the North Korean economy's export prowess is limited largely to nuclear weapon technology and counterfeit dollars.
- 24 Jun 2009:The slump in Japan's exports showed little sign of relenting in May, with auto exports to the US down more than half, adding to doubts about a quick recovery from the global recession.
- The US and EU said China was giving its domestic industry access to cheap materials.
- 18 Jun 2009:China, which has criticized protectionist moves elsewhere, is pushing ahead with efforts to ensure that its gargantuan economic stimulus package benefits domestic firms.
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